Kōji Takano's Calligraphy Artworks - “Three Stages of Mastery”

Kōji Takano's Calligraphy Artworks - “Three Stages of Mastery”

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Tax included.


A unique drawing illustrated by Creative Japanese Calligraphy Artist Kōji Takano.
This artwork was drawn in WActivity JAPAN live session on YouTube.



The concept word of this artwork is「破」. It reads “ha” and in some form of theater such as gagaku and noh it refers to the middle section of a song.
In fact, it is the middle one of the three kanji that make up the word「守破離」“Shuhari”: 「守」“mamoru”, “protect”, “defend”;「破」“ha”, “demolish”, “break”;「離」“ri”, “distance”.
The concept of “Shuhari”, “Three Stages of Mastery”, can be expressed as follows.
First of all, observe what the master teaches you. Following his lead, you “defend” the “fundamentals” the master passes on to you.
Then, after having assimilated them, you have to “demolish” these teachings. “Breake with tradition”.
This is the only way possible to take “distance” from what you have been taught and “create your own style”.




Kōji Takano - Creative Japanese Calligraphy Artist




¥9,000(shipping cost not included)



Frame W43×H33×D0.7cm

Drawing W36×H25cm


Delivery details

In Japan, the purchase will be shipped by courier.
Overseas (expect USA), it will be delivered by International ePacket air service.
In USA, it will be delivered by EMS (Express Mail Service).
Shipping charges will be calculated after entering the shipping address on the purchase process.



Cancellation policy after the order is completed will be applied in the following cases.
Before shipping: 5% of the usage fee
After shipping: cancellation denied